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Next Audition Day  thur 19th SEPT | AUTUMN TERM 2023

Three Rivers Academy

Bell Farm Way 

Walton-on-Thames

KT12 5RW 

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TERM DATES

Monday & Thursday

25th September- 7th December 2023

Half Term Break | 23rd - 27th October

Surrey Monday

Ages 10 - 13

Mondays

5.30 - 7.30pm 

10 week term

£260

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Ages 14 - 17

Mondays

7.30pm-9.30pm

10 week term

£260

Surrey Thursday
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Ages 14 - 17

Thursdays

8pm - 9.30pm 

10 week term

£240

Ages 10 - 14

Thursdays

6.30pm - 8.00pm 

10 week term

£240

This Term Surrey student area

MONDAYS
Lily's Classes

SPRING TERM 2023 recap

Last term at YPS. It was a film/television focused term.  The students wrote and directed their own pieces. Their scripts were created individually using devising technique, they were then given the opportunity to include their peers in their short film. They worked with our filmmaker, Yusuf Bhaimia and with professional camera equipment over several weeks to bring their films to life. 

 

This Term overview
​This term we will be getting back to professional acting technique and widening our 'actors toolbox'. Recapping some vital Stanislavski technique, but learning a few new methods through visiting industry workshops. 

The final project of the term will be a showcase to parents and guests, that will demonstrate their new skills and give the opportunity to all students to perform a variety of characters and situations. This will be on the last day of term. 

Industry workshops: TV Casting workshop with actor Molly Wright and Fight Combat session with actor and stuntman, Marcello Walton

 

MONDAYS
Marina's Classes

SPRING TERM 2023 recap

Last term at YPS, it was a film/television focused term.  The students wrote and directed their own pieces. They were given an interested script to work off and each pair was asked to write a following scene. The variety of interesting and gripping scenes from each student pair was brilliant. 

 They worked with our filmmaker, Yusuf Bhaimia and with professional camera equipment over several weeks to bring their films to life. 

 

This Term overview
​This term we will be getting back to professional acting technique and widening our 'actors toolbox'. Recapping some vital Stanislavski technique, but learning a few new methods through visiting industry workshops. 

The final project of the term will be a showcase to parents and guests, that will demonstrate their new skills and give the opportunity to all students to perform a variety of characters and situations. This will be on the last day of term. 

Industry workshops: TV Casting workshop with actor Molly Wright and Fight Combat session with actor and stuntman, Marcello Walton

THURSDAYS
Lily's Classes

SPRING TERM 23 recap

What an extraordinary spring term. The students performed As You Like It at the Esher Theatre. Their performances were professional, comedic and entertaining. Working towards a classical show is truly an achievement and all of our students have elevated their skills tremendously. 

 

THIS TERM overview

We will be moving on to a focus on screen acting this term, as we have been so heavily focused on theatre the last two terms. The students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of contemporary scripts whilst learning or recapping some vital technique. They will experience three industry workshops, including a filming session. 

Industry workshops: TV Casting workshop with actor Molly Wright and Laban Technique with actor, Alexander Tol & Filming Session with actor and filmmaker, Yusuf Bhaimia

Acting Coach

Marina Tapakoudes is a professionally-trained actor with extensive experience across theatre, television and audio. 

 

She studied acting at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Additionally, Marina has trained extensively in physical theatre with Jaque Lecoq. She has since worked on various professional film sets for Peracals Productions, Pi Productions and Pinewood studios.

 

Marina's background is in theatre and toured theatres as a rep with companies such as Instinct Theatre, performing in spaces such as 'Leicester Square Theatre', 'Southwark Playhouse' and 'The Kings Head Theatre'.

Marina has been teaching acting for four years to all age groups and has directed several full scale productions. 

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Acting Coach

Lily Driver-Thurston is a trained actor from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Leaving drama school, Lily started a theatre company where she wrote, directed and performed in various plays across London. Theatres includes, Kings Head, The London Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre, Hampstead Theatre. 

Lily has acted in several roles in short and feature films, credits include, Take Me There and Through a Dark Mirror. 

Lily has been teaching as a professional acting coach for over 10 years. She specialises in audition technique and has successfully trained countless children for roles in films, television, theatre and drama school training. Including, several students getting acceptance letters for Italia Conti and Rada. Past students have gone on to play roles in Westend's Matilda, Witching Hour, BBC's Shetland, Worst Witch. 

YPS was founded in 2019 and Lily is passionate about delivering drama school level training that is adapted for under 18's in an exciting and professional environment. In 3 years the school has grown by 800% and has become recognised by many industry professionals. 

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